I remember watching the commentary for The Witchfinder and now I laugh every time I see Aredian interrogating Morgana because Katie said she was truly scared in that scene and didn’t need to act as much as she normally did.
When Merlin ended, I just stared at the screen until the credits came on. I waited until the end and it wasn’t until “Merlin will return…” didn’t show up that I really started to cry.
I will ship Arthur & Gwen till the end of time. Their love is literally legendary. How could you not ship it?
I’m a part of tons of fandoms, and I think that the Merlin fandom is a great fandom - when we’re not having ship wars.
I hate it when people call Arwen forced or random. They weren’t forced at all - I’ll admit that they did lack a sense of foundation, BUT I think what people need to realize is that it wasn’t like as soon as they kissed, they were in love. Their build-up happened after the kiss - so they did have foundation. Also, how could it be random? Arthur and Gwen’s relationship is so significant in the legend…what, were the writers just going to ignore it?
I think Uther’s death should’ve been in a much more important episode like the series 3 finale. They managed to wrap up every series as if it was going to be its last so I think having Arthur become king in the series finale would’ve been a better ending had the show not returned for a 4th series (instead of Merlin and Arthur sitting on the steps). Also, BBC Merlin was about the time before the characters became “legendary” so series 3 would’ve been the perfect time to finish the series anyway.
I wish certain fans would stop harassing the cast and producers with campaigns and speaking for everyone in the fandom. The ending was heartbreaking yet wonderful. Reviving Merlin now would only result in a lesser version of the show on our screens. Sometimes you have to let things that you love go gracefully to their natural end.
I dislike Gwen because of how she treated Lancelot. It made me so angry that she could confess her love to him for JUST long enough to escape and then never speak of him again until he shows up at the end of S3. She basically lied to and used Lancelot and then flaunted her love for Arthur when he returned to save them without speaking a word to him.